Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Fell blogger Don at Minus the Bars bestowed this wonderful honor on The Storm. Actually his daughter picked the 25 blogs to give the honor to and I am highly honored and pleasantly surprised to be among them.

I started this blog after reading a friend's blog a few years ago. My life was at its lowest level. My marriage was spiraling into a point of no return, my manager was riding my case like a bad husband and my finances were in the toilet.

I started Thoughts from The Quiet Storm as my online journal. A place to vent, rant, rave and get it off my chest. A tiny bit of hope that everything would get better and I would one day read my old blog entries and think "I have grown so much" or "Whew! Glad that's over!"

I did not start this to become a writer or get a following to be published. Most times I think my writing is mediocre at best but this has become my safe haven, my vessel to put it out and let it go. To know there are other people who are going through it with me and they made it out just fine.

My place to also laugh and rejoice. My small space to chronicle my mediocre life in a mediocre society that values things, money and titles. My place...received a Beautiful Blogger Award.

Every blog award has rules. This one is no different:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2) Copy the award and paste it to your blog.
3) Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you have discovered.
4) Contact your nominations and let them know they've won.

I don't do chain letters (even if they are awards) but I read a lot of blogs. My favorites are all listed in my small bog roll on the right and each of them can gladly accept their award. Each of these blogs (some have already received this award) are open, honest and blatant with their lives.

Check them out. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...


  1. so does this mean you are back to visiting us more?

  2. LOL! Yes, I am back to visiting more. Had to take a break and recoup.

  3. I guess this means I have to do a post - LOL.

    Thanks for the award. You know I do it for the pure love of it all. I can't walk away if I tried, and you know I have tried.

  4. Rich,
    I know you can't walk away.

    Looking forward to your post :)

  5. Kay C - this post is exactly why I believe your blog to be one of class and dignity. I mean, just reading this post pretty much inspires.

    I co-sign all the reasons why you began blogging. I feel you. When I first began to write blog post I actually had no idea that anything other than 'certain people' could write blogs and that a 'blogosphere' even existed.

    I too wrote out of a sense of pain and anger. In fact, I have deleted all of my earlier post. Ha! Soon I came to realize that it definitely offered reflection and allowed me to release elements that I would probably continue to hold and/or speak them into the ears of those closest to me who would probably end up putting my business in streets.

    Stuff like that.

    I received a book deal that I blew. So part of me continued to blog for feedback and to gain an audience. Now, I pretty much enjoy the outlet and it allows me to remain up on my square.

    From the moment I first found your blog (through either Rich or Mizrepresent's blog) up until this present comment I can honestly say that you are and have remained a classy and beautiful blogger.

    Alas, I might even clean up my blog act in the near future.

    note: sorry for the long post. i type fast so i didn't realize i had typed as much.